Sister Missionary Dies in Car Accident
Contributed By Valerie Johnson, Church News staff writer
MONROE TOWNSHIP, PA.
Sister Sadie Danielle Wells, 20, of Kaysville, Utah, who had been serving as a missionary in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission since May 2015, died in an automobile accident on February 9. Sister Wells was a passenger in a car with three other sister missionaries when a bus allegedly ran a stop sign and hit their vehicle. Sister Wells died at the scene. The other sister missionaries were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the crash.
Church spokeswoman Kristen Howey said in a statement, “We pray for the injured sisters and for the families of all four sisters at this difficult time. We extend our sincerest sympathies to the Wells family for the loss of their daughter and to other loved ones, friends, and fellow missionaries who were blessed by her friendship and example.”
The Wells family released a statement, saying, “Sadie loved life and loved being a missionary. Her letters home were filled with her vibrant personality, love for the people of Pennsylvania, love of the gospel, and love for her Savior, Jesus Christ.
“We draw comfort from the belief that Sadie is with her Heavenly Father and that she continues the Lord’s work with the same vigor and enthusiasm that she did in life. Sadie ended each of her emails with the words of a favorite Primary song, ‘Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way.’ We ask all to pay tribute to Sadie by living their lives this way.”